Mr. Bhandari is a Senior Partner of Apollo Global Management LLC, Managing Director AGM India Advisors Pvt Ltd, and Managing Partner at AION Capital Partners. He joined Apollo in 2006 in the New York office, worked in the London office and then launched Apollo’s India advisory firm (AGM India Advisors Pvt Ltd) in Mumbai in 2008.
Prior to that time, Mr. Bhandari was managing director of The View Group, an India-focused boutique private equity and investment advisory firm. He was an early participant in the sourcing, execution and development of transactions and enterprises which leveraged operating resources in India and has been integrally involved with approximately twenty such transactions, several of which were pioneering in their structure, strategy and timing.
Mr. Bhandari was also previously a member of the private equity team, and later a manager of hedge fund capital at the Harvard Management Company, which manages the endowment of Harvard University. He serves on the board of directors of Dish TV India Limited and Welspun Corp Ltd. and was previously on the boards of Wire & Wireless India Limited and SOURCECORP and approximately a dozen other companies. He graduated with distinction in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B. ’87) and the Harvard Business School (MBA ’92).